The Counselor star explains why Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel has yet to move forward: “I don’t want them to rush it.”
2012 was a busy year for genre movies, with long-awaited movies that may have disappointed (John Carter, Prometheus), franchises making new bids of life (Men in Black 3, Total Recall) and the superhero movies that ruled them all (The Dark Knight Rises and, of course, The Avengers). But what was your favorite movie of the year? Tell all in our poll.
Damon Lindelof won’t be writing the sequel to director Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, explaining his decision primarily comes down to time and focus:
This weekend’s Total Recall marks the last blockbuster release of the summer season, closing us out with a remake of a much-beloved movie from two decades earlier. Remakes, comic book movies and a misconceived toy movie: What’s been your favorite of this summer’s big blockbuster movies?
Fox has confirmed it’s pushing ahead with a sequel to Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic Prometheus, with stars Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace already signed on for the follow-up, which would arrive in 2014 or 2015. However, co-writer Damon Lindelof may not be available.
Pixar’s Brave easily snagged the top box-office spot over the weekend, with DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3 coming in second and Fox’s new release Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter landing in third place.
What happens after the end of Prometheus? By that, I don’t mean Alien, or all its many sequels and spin-offs, but… Even though Ridley Scott’s movie finally hit theaters this week, it’s possible that the story is not only not over, but isn’t even finished for this year.
If the inevitable success of Prometheus is going to do anything within the industry, it’s convince Hollywood that prequels are the way to put some new life into old franchises. We could argue that, no, the lesson should be getting talented filmmakers to think big and be ambitious, but why fight it? Here are five ideas for prequels to resurrect those other 1980s movie series that you loved.
Prometheus writer Damon Lindelof talks about a potential sequel to director Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic, and answering just enough questions in the film to leave the door open for a follow-up.
When is a spoiler not a spoiler? When a spoiler for something that doesn’t actually happen in a movie or television show falls in a forest, does anyone hear it? The revelation this week that GI Joe: Retaliation was delayed in part to reshoot scenes that would change a crucial plot point in the movie – which revealed said plot point – has gotten me thinking about the nature of spoilers that aren’t quite spoilers.